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Vegetable & Meat Marinade Recipe

Vegetable & Meat Marinade Recipe for all of your summer grilling recipes! Our fresh herb marinade recipe can be cooked many ways–it’s an all round good marinade for the stove top, oven, or grill! Today’s marinade is for chicken, beef, pork, tofu, and vegetables cuz its a fabulous way to add flavor and healthy nutrients too! Our marinade recipe has basil, parsley, chives, lemon, garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Take dinner to a new level with our Vegetable & Meat Marinade Recipe this weekend! 🙂 

As always, our Fit Friday with Miss Nichole from Pure Clean Fitness is today! So happy that she comes every week to share her awesome fitness knowledge with us! If you want check out more of our Fit Friday posts then CLICK HERE

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Today’s Vegetable & Meat Marinade Recipe for all your marinade needs! 

We’re sure excited the days are getting warmer in our neck of the woods because its the time of year that we start feeling like firing up the grill again! Our vegetable and meat marinade recipe is perfect all summer long it will turn any protein or veggies into a masterpiece. Honestly, this recipe goes well with indoor cooking just the same but its almost summer so I’ve got grilling on my mind! 🙂 YAY!! 

Ingredients in Vegetable & Meat Marinade Recipe

  • Olive Oil- is widely recognized as one of the world’s healthiest oils. In fact, people tend to live longer and healthier lives in regions where olive oil is a staple part. It is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, contains large amounts of antioxidants, strong anti-inflammatory properties, may help prevent strokes, protective against heart disease.
  • Balsamic Vinegar- Balsamic vinegar contains powerful antioxidant called polyphenols which fight cell damage and boost our immune system. The antioxidant in balsamic have also the potential to protect against heart disease, cancer, and other inflammatory conditions. Balsamic can help prevent anemia, fatigue, and it’s been suggested that balsamic vinegar can contribute to weight loss, low cholesterol, and even a glowing complexion
  • Fresh Lemon- Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids, which are antioxidants. Antioxidants help remove free radicals that can damage cells from the body. These nutrients can help prevent diseases and boost health and wellbeing are some of the possible benefits of consuming lemons.
  • Garlic- Garlic fights all types of infections—fungal, bacterial, parasitic, and viral—regulates blood sugar, lowers blood pressure, and lowers cholesterol, used widely as a flavoring in cooking, but it has also been used as a medicine throughout ancient and modern history.
  • Basil- is an excellent source of vitamin K, manganese, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It’s also a good source of calcium, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids. 
  • Chives- contain a host of other nutrients important for a healthy diet. This includes potassium, iron and calcium, vitamins A and C, folate, niacin, riboflavin and thiamin. As a rich source of vitamin C, chives may alleviate a stuffy nose and colds, and folk remedies recommend it for such.
  • Parsley- Parsley is a versatile herb that provides a concentrated source of nutrients. It’s particularly rich in vitamins A, C, and K. The vitamins and beneficial plant compounds in parsley may improve bone health, protect against chronic diseases, and provide antioxidant benefits.
  • Sea Salt- is mostly composed of sodium chloride, a compound that helps regulate fluid balance and blood pressure in the body. Since it’s minimally processed, it contains some minerals, including potassium, iron, and calcium.
  • Black Pepper-  its active compound piperine may have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Laboratory studies suggest that black pepper may improve cholesterol levels, blood sugar control, and brain and gut health.

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Miss Nichole’s here for some Fit Friday awesomeness!

The purpose of  life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer richer experience. – Eleanor Roosevelt

I stumbled upon this quote this week and love it. As a mom I instantly connected the idea of living life with my kids, for kids, and to teach them to do the same. Over the years I have had so many women come to me for training with the goal of wanting to be able to keep up with kids and to be a “fun mom.”

During these last few weeks I have loved watching all the moms out with their kids, heading out for bike rides, hiking, and walks around the neighborhood, etc. It is fantastic to see it for the moms and the kids. My own urge to get the kids out hiking with me is the spark behind this post. I have a couple of friends that are pros at getting their kids out on the trails regularly. If you look at the Insta posts them make it look easy, I have been grateful to learn it isn’t as easy as they make it look. But here are a few tips I have gotten to make it doable.

1) No crazy hills or drop offs with the kiddos! Mine will whine going up and most likely fall going down anything steep.

2) Waterfalls and caves are favorite features around here. Hiking for a couple miles then turning around, not so much.

3) Lots of snacks! “Up at the next big rock we can stop and have some fruit snacks,” is a phrase often used with my littles. We generally try to make sure there is a bigger treat or special something at the top or back at the car. Slurpees are always a winner!

4) You can’t go with a time crunch. Head out planning on the hike taking all day and not stressing about being back for anything in particular. One of the things I need to be careful of is thinking “I should be done by now,” the thought can frustrate me faster than I know how to stop it.

5) Keep it fun and light! If it becomes a task or a punishment I have failed.

Enjoy your kiddos! Especially on this mother’s day weekend.

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Vegetable & Meat Marinade Recipe

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Vegetable & Meat Marinade Recipe for all of your summer grilling recipes!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup garlic minced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons basil chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons chives chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil


1. In a small mixing bowl combine all ingredients except olive oil; whisk to combine.
2. Slowly drizzle in olive oil while whisking to form an emulsion.
3. Add to any meat or vegetable and marinade for 2-3 hours in the fridge.
4. Cook as desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

Fire up the grill to enjoy our Vegetable & Meat Marinade Recipe this weekend! 

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